Since the day of my first cycle at the age of 13 I have dealt with excruciating pain, I am now 30 years of age. I missed countless days of school due to pain that would last 4-5 days at a time. For years doctors told me this was normal, and they never did an ultrasound even though I had constant abnormal pap smears. So no answers!
To make a long story short I’ve looked for answers for 2 years because my symptoms became worse after being close to death in the hospital. I went septic, and was rushed to the emergency room with a white cell count over 80,000, and my organ’s began to shut down.
Last week I finally received the answers I needed from my OB/GYN. I have a total of 10 cysts covering both ovaries (one cyst can grow rapidly and cause sepsis). Not only that, but I also have endometriotic cells covering my bowels and ovaries. I am scheduled for laparoscopic surgery December 14th. The urologist is also repairing my bladder and kidneys.
The point of me telling you my story is that women should suffer no longer. If you feel symptoms then you should insist on having an ultrasound by your OB/GYN.
The informational content of this article is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.
This story is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.